Monday, 16 May 2011
B is for.... Babies!
B is for.... Babies. Babies are wonderful creatures. They eat, they sleep, they might throw a smile your way if you're lucky. At least, that's what I hear. My last baby didn't and doesn't sleep much and just moans a lot. She even has a look that's known as the Death Stare. From the very first day she smiled, she was named The Gremlin. She looks pretty evil when she smiles - her cuteness lulls you in then she goes in for the kill.
Anyway, as I was saying, babies are wonderful creatures if they were not birthed by me. I hate knitting for them though. Sure, they look all cute in knitted outfits for about 5 minutes, then they regurgitate something, and suddenly your (well, my) weeks of knitting is covered in white gunk. I am not averse to knitting with acrylic, and for babies it is the sensible option.
I am averse to washing and not being able to stick a baby cardigan in the dryer. I don't have unlimited room to leave things lying out for days at a time (in our climate) to dry.
Mittens - another thing I hate knitting for children. They either lose them, eat them, or they get soaked through. For my feelings on this, I will refer you to the previous paragraph.
Yeah, I can hear the choruses of 'bah humbug' now...
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